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The course is designed to help students obtain the grade 4 and above in Maths GCSE that is required by many employers and further/higher education courses.

Students who show the ability and attitude required can be put in early for the November session of exams.

Pictured - Maths Challenge 2015 award winners


3 x 1.5 hour exams in June (and/or November for some). There is no coursework. Each exam contributes one third to the final grade.

Entry Requirements

Grade 3 in GCSE Mathematics.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum GCSE average profile.
We use ALIS scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to be successful.

A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your Average GCSE Score (ALIS)
Add up the GCSE grades you have got/hope to get and divide them by the number of subjects you have taken.

You may only count full course GCSEs (no vocational courses).

For example:
English C = 5 | Maths B = 6 | Science Core B = 6 | Science Additional C = 5 | Geography A = 7
Total points = 29 (points) divided by 5 (subjects) = 5.8 average GCSE score

GCSE Equivalent
Vocational courses including OCR/BTEC/DIDA are calculated as more than one subject only if you wish to progress to a Level 3 BTEC in the same subject.

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.


Please note: You will be expected to have a basic scientific calculator & geometric equipment. These can be purchased from the college if students do not own them from secondary school.

Number: • Mental arithmetic • Fractions, decimals, percentages • Time, money and personal finance • Speed, ratio and proportion • Estimation and approximation • Negative numbers • Factors, multiples, prime numbers

Algebra: • Algebra and solving equations • Formulae and sequences • Co-ordinates and graphs • Inequalities

Shape and Space: • Angles • Triangles and quadrilaterals • Symmetry • Polygons and circles • Direction and distance • Loci and constructions • Areas and volumes • Transformations and enlargements • Understanding and using measures • Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry

Data Handling: • Collection and organisation of data • Pictograms and bar charts • Averages and range • Pie charts, time series and frequency diagrams, scatter graphs • Probability and Venn diagrams

Functional Skills & Problem Solving: There will be an element of functional skills incorporated into the GCSE maths examinations. Students will be required to apply functional elements of mathematics to everyday and real-life situations. This will involve students explaining their thought processes clearly and in a mathematical way.


In the world of work, the importance of mathematics is unquestionable. For example, it is the key to science and engineering; it is indispensable in commerce and it is used increasingly in every service we rely on in our modern society. Most employers/higher education courses require their employees to have a 4 or above in GCSE Maths.

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